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Boys' choir

Our spirits are raised by the voices of children at Christmas time.  At Happy House, big "sister" Diana has been coaching the boys' choir ready for the festive celebration.  We get a sneak p...
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In fine voice

Husna and the Happy House girls are all ready for Christmas. They have all chosen the styles they wanted for their hair braids , a real treat as when it's back to school it will be back to more simple...
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Stunning style

Happy House kid Priscilla is going to look very special for Christmas.  She's had some stunning braids in in hair with the help of Auntie Millicent and Auntie Velma.

Helping out

A volunteer at Happy House, Baraka, is lookimg forward to Christmas with our family.  He's been helping to put up the decorations ready for the early celebration. We are always glad to welcome vo...
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Decorations go up

Brian Hayward and his Happy House brothers and sisters have been decorating the big band ready for their early Christmas.  They are excited that Santa will be sleighing his way to Kenya to bring ...
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Holiday hair

Trustee Pete Reid has let his hair grow for his visit to Happy House so he could have it in braids to keep it cool and neat  But instead of going into the village to have it done, Diana, who Pete...
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Always a Happy House kid

David Karisa was just a little biy when he came into our care right back in the earliest days of our Happy House family.  He was always a joy to have around, loved football and enjoyed baking wit...
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Gifts galore

It's Christmas and that means a welcome visit from friends Peter and Joanne Reid. Peter, a trustee of our charity, and Joanna like to make at least one visit a year to their beloved Watamu and their s...
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Betty blooms

There are greetigs from lots of Happy House kids in this video. They are gathered with Rehema as she talks aboout two of our younger members of the family, Betty ad Patience.  She tells us that B...
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Festive braids

Our Happy House girls want to have little bit of extra Christmas sparkle. And as we hold our celebration early so that some children can go on home visits to relatives where possible and to ensure sta...
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On the ball

Happy House Harry is having a lovely time playing pass the ball.  The school holidays means there is plenty of time for actvities and action!  Here Harry and his friends say hello.

Animal care

Our Happy House goats get very well looked after as we have plenty of willing helpers among our children. In this video, Brian Hayward is working in the goats' enclosure, cutting back the grass that h...
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Eco warriors

Our Happy House kids care about the environment they live in and appreciate trhe beauty of the Watamu beaches.  They also understand how litter can not only be unsightly but also damaging to wild...
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A seasonal update from Papa Dave

It's been a tough year for families all over the world and it's been no different for our Happy House family.  Year on year it gets harder to make ends meet as, inevitably, when times are hard ch...
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Holiday full on

Happy House kid, Mwende, is excited about all December will bring.  Now that our young people have completed all their holiday school assignments they wiill have a month of other activities centr...
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Fun in the sun

School work is now packed away and our Happy House family is fully on holiday.With such a long break, it's important to ensure they have some organised time to complete any homework they may have been...
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Christmas spirit

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at the Happy House.  Victor is enjoying his school holiday but also looking forward to going up a year when the new school year begins. But for now his...
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Learning languages

Happy House teachers Mr Nasri and Madam Dama are excited to be teaching Mandarin.  They agree that learning foreign languages is important to every child and at Happy House we have both French an...
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Nature walk

Happy House kid Brian and his friends are looking forward togoing on a nature walk.  They had planned to go out in the morning but rain stopped play. But they still had time later in the day to g...
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Baby Brenda doing well

Our baby Brenda, a foundling, who joined oiur Happy house family in une is is thriving.  Born in March,  weighing only 1.4 kg when she was found as a newborn, she needed hospital treatment b...
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